Fashion Over Reason

Monday, June 29, 2015

Keeping up with the Upper East Siders

Plaza Hotel, Helmut Lang jacket, Tibi pants, Stuart Weitzman booties, New York City

The thing about New York is that the second you step foot into a different neighborhood, you feel as though you've just traveled 10 hours to another world. Every single area has its distinctive identity, and its own entirely unique vibe.

I always joke about how I feel out of place when I hang out on the Upper East Side - which doesn't happen very often, let it be clear - because I am such a no fuss Brooklyn girl. Nothing about me is fancy and strolling down Fifth Avenue, crossing hoards of humans who undoubtedly belong to long lines of thoroughbred family pedigree, it's impossible not to feel the divide.

But, I will say, I kind of love it. It sort of lets me unabashedly and shamelessly give right into my voyeuristic tendencies. I am endlessly fascinated by how people live, especially the very rich. And on an evening this summer, we mixed and mingled among them, as we stepped foot onto their turf and ogled like spectators at a zoo exhibit. But in true Brooklyn style, we made our big arrival via - what else? - the good ol' faithful subway.

Plaza Hotel, Helmut Lang jacket, Tibi pants, Stuart Weitzman booties, New York CityPlaza Hotel, Helmut Lang jacket, Tibi pants, Stuart Weitzman booties, New York City
Details:
Jacket - Helmut Lang
Pants - Tibi
Shirt - YSL (menswear)
Boots - Stuart Weitzman
Bag - Bottega Veneta

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Saturday Mood Board

Is anyone else completely baffled by the fact that we are, in fact, on June's last weekend?! I hate how time flies, but I suppose that one way to look at it would be that time is going by so fast because I'm just having so much fun. Right?! So in celebration (or mourning, however you want to cut it) of June, here's a mood board filled with pretty things. Enjoy your weekend everyone xx

Kasia Struss backstage at Chloé ss15Sam Rollinson  shot by Nick Dorey and styled by Katie Mossman for Vogue Germany, denimTomboy girl, denim shortsGrace Ciao flower dresses, fashion illustrations made with petals Brigitte BardotConstance Jablonski for Madewell SS15Maya Wyh at NYFWBeach nudeFishtail braidPastelsChevron grey coat, chevronBronze goddessNadja Bender for Muse magazine spring 2015 photographed by Dan MartensenDaphne Jaitch in Jcrew collection glen plaid wool bermuda short and vintage lee's jean jacket and Isabel Marant sweaterJulia Stegner in Céline ballet flatsSasha Pivovarova for Totême SS15Gemma Ward for Sunday Style Australia photographed by Beau Grealy, blue eyes, babe, modelMalaika Firth, model off duty photographed by Adam Katz Sinding outside nyfwSharp suit, effortless beauty, messy hairCairusso, lace jumpsuitNadja Bender for Nordstrom Fall 2014 Designer Collections Catalog in Céline turtleneck half dress topBaby Gwyneth PaltrowWhite Oran Hermès sandalsBraid bun from Into the GlossKate Moss 1992, slip dress, 90s, iconicAlexandra Spencer in Redun jeans for Unconditional magazineJosephine Skriver, model off duty, street style
[Into the Gloss, style.com, Pinterest, TFS]

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Denim Situation

Fashion Over Reason casual jeans and a tee, J Brand 8112 CLOSE CUT RAIL jeans, Loeffler Randall sandals

I've been kind of over the skinny jean for a while, as you know. What was once the avant-garde style is now considered to be a regular run-of-the-mill model that every brand carries every season. So yeah, it's just become a basic, which I'm all about... But what is really getting me excited right now is different denim styles.

There are all kinds of washes and shapes currently tugging at my hear strings, and I especially fell for this pair of J Brands. And in true casual form, here's my regular denim and tee combo.

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Fashion Over Reason casual jeans and a tee, J Brand 8112 CLOSE CUT RAIL jeans, Loeffler Randall sandals

Monday, June 22, 2015

Spot the Trends

White H&M off the shoulder top, Gap denim mini skirt, Whipping Post tan leather tote

It's no secret that I am more of a minimalistic dresser than an eclectic one, however, I do like to indulge in some of-the-moment pieces every season to keep things fresh. So long as you're not in head-to-toe trends - honey, no one wants to be a victim - spicing things up with newness is what makes style exciting, isn't it? Yes.

Example: this off-the-shoulder top is a super trend. Seriously, shoulder cleavage is everything right now. But in true preferred subdued form, I paired it with a super classic denim mini and leather tote bag, while I straddle the line between classic and overkill with my footwear: the ubiquitous Stan Smith. Not too much and just enough.

Fashion Over Reason spring summer 2015 style, H&M off the shoulder top, denim mini skirt, Adidas Stan Smith sneakers, Whipping Post tan leather tote bag
Details:
Top - H&M
Skirt - Gap
Sneakers - Adidas
Bag - Whipping Post

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

BTS Action With Keaton Row

Keaton Row x Fashion Over Reason, @heleneisfor

A few weeks ago, my Instagram relayed that I was shooting some really cool spring/summer looks with Keaton Row, an awesome personal styling agency. Shooting around New York is always so much fun, primarily because the sensation you get from feeling like you're the star of the show amidst the bustling city street cannot accurately be described in words.

Seeing as photo shoots are super fun, I thought I'd bring you some of the behind-the-scenes action shots. We did loads of looks that included pieces from great brands like Loeffler Randall, Equipment, Whistles, Theory, MiH, Milly and Clare V, among others. There's always lots of goofing off between takes, especially when it gets to be later in the day and everyone's attention span has slowed down.

Hope you enjoy the sneak peek and I'll hopefully have the real photos for you at some point in time. Do you have a favorite look?

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